Contributors / Jack Shenker

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Arabian audio

There is plenty of music in the Middle East but how do you hear it? Two entrepreneurs are launching English-language platform Dandin to help promote talent in the region; from protest songs to perfect pop, it’s an online…

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Future makers

Meet the entrepreneurs building a future for Egypt post-Mubarak. Each is attempting to turn crisis into opportunity and help spark a much-needed national economic recovery.

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Expo 42: Trading places

Egypt is swept up in a wave of euphoria as it takes bold steps towards democracy following the fall of Hosni Mubarak. But part of any future success relies on the Arab giant harnessing the potential of the Suez Canal – and…

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Still fighting

The former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency has refused to sink quietly into retirement and is battling to bring democracy to his home country of Egypt.

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Moving mountains

Once a roaring trade hub, Nepal is now among Asia’s poorest nations. But with huge hydroelectric potential and a prime spot between the world’s two fastest-growing economies, the Himalayan nation could soon regain some of…

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El Korba, Heliopolis

The best quality of life in Cairo is not to be found in its glitzy but homogeneous satellite towns but in the old-fashioned charm of El Korba. Founded early last century by a Belgian baron, it combines Islamic and Art-Deco…

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